so i’ve been using erc for irc these days to get help on compiling stuff, eg, shell-fm and madplay. i usually just paste the errors i get which sometimes can be long. however, that is bad courtesy in the irc channels as that junk takes up a lot of room. jkramer from #shell-fm on the freenode told me to use a pastebin, googled it, and realized what i’ve been doing was very rude. so he sent me to pastie, and now i learned something new. paste my stuff there and send the links. pastie is a simple pastbin service, just paste. it also has a bot u can paste too, which is even more convenient.